Bulls news: Zach LaVine says Robin Lopez is 'the best screener I’ve ever had'
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Bulls’ Zach LaVine says Robin Lopez is ‘the best screener I’ve ever had’

Zach LaVine, Robin Lopez Bulls

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine has been on a scoring tear all season, but he has been especially prolific lately, and the high-flyer can thank center Robin Lopez for that.

The Bulls run a lot of high pick-and-rolls with LaVine and Lopez. Chicago’s big man is 7-feet tall and weighs 275 pounds. If you get a hit by a screen from Lopez, you are going to feel it and likely get stuck.

LaVine says his chemistry with Lopez has been amazing this season and calls the 30-year-old “the best screener I’ve ever had.”

“He’s the best screener I’ve ever had,” LaVine said, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “Chemistry with Robin is off the charts. And I’m going to run keep running (defenders) into him too. I’m going to make sure I get open. You can see it. Sometimes, teams revert to switching. And that’s when I get a one-on-one with a big guy or a matchup I like. If he rolls in the paint, I just throw it up to him.”

LaVine and Lopez were in sync all night on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Chicago defeated the Sixers by a final score of 108-107, sending ex-Bulls star Jimmy Butler home unhappy.

LaVine put up 39 points, five rebounds and four assists. He also hit the game-winning bucket. Lopez, meanwhile, scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds as well.